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John Milton Quotes


99 John Milton quotes:



"Let none admire that riches grow in hell; that soil may best deserve the precious bane."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Wealth Quotes Hell Quotes
"Farewell happy fields / Where joy for ever dwells: Hail horrors, hail!"
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Joy Quotes
"Hail wedded love, mysterious law, true source / Of human offspring, sole propriety / In Paradise of all things common else."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Law Quotes
"A crown, golden in show is but a wreath of thorns."
"The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"Let those who would write heroic poems make their life an heroic poem."
"Thousands at his bidding speed, And post o'er land and ocean without rest; They also serve who only stand and wait"
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Land Quotes
"A short retirement urges a sweet return."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Retirement Quotes
"The olive-grove of Academe, / Plato's retirement, where the Attic bird / Trills her thick-warbled notes the summer long."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Retirement Quotes
"To chronicle the wars of kites and crows, fighting in the air."
"How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, but musical as is Apollo's lute, and a perpetual feast of nectared sweets, where no crude surfeit reigns."
"Our sage and serious poet Spenser."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"Rhetoric . . . To which poetry would be made subsequent, or indeed rather precedent, as being less subtle and fine, but more simple, sensuous and passionate."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"When night Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine"
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Night Quotes
"Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts / And eloquence."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Mother Quotes
"Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"Sleep on, Blest pair; and O yet happiest if ye seek No happier state, and know to know no more"
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Sleep Quotes
"A smile that glowed / Celestial rosy red, love's proper hue."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Smiles Quotes
"And ever, against eating cares, / Lap me in soft Lydian airs, / Married to immortal verse / Such as the meeting soul may pierce / In notes, with many a winding bout / Of linkèd sweetness long drawn out."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Soul Quotes
"For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men."



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